Some of the best football players and teams in the world will soon be heading to Majorca once again. That’s right, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona will be playing Real Mallorca in La Liga next season after the club who plays their matches just down the road in Palma, emphatically completed their promotion to the first division in an enthralling play-off final. For football fans enjoying their holidays in the sun at our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova, this provides a fantastic opportunity to admire some world-class footballing talent in one of Europe’s best leagues.
In the 82nd minute of the second leg of the La Liga Play-off final on the 23rd June, Abdon Prats scored a beautiful 25-yard strike to put Real Mallorca 3-0 up on the night after initially losing the first match 2-0. It was stuff of fairytales. Chaos ensued, fans ran onto the pitch, the parties started and continued into a street parade where locals celebrated the team’s triumph in the streets of Palma, the island’s capital. Real CD Mallorca are back in the La Liga, the first division of Spanish football and boy, did we know about it!
Whilst the team now can take a well deserved break and regroup for the coming season, Real Mallorca will find out who they will open their 2019/20 campaign against in the next few days with the season kicking off on the 16th August. So what can we look forward to?
The Blaugrana boys of Barcelona will once again strut their stuff on the shores of Majorca, as well as the pristine white kits of the famous Real Madrid. How the players of Real Mallorca deal with the challenge of Leo Messi and Madrid’s newest galactico Eden Hazard will be determined in the coming months but we can also look forward to seeing a host of other great Spanish clubs including Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla.
Why not try something new on your family holiday in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova and take a visit to the Son Moix Stadium and see how the Majorcan outfit get on in their first season back in the big time? The 23,142 capacity stadium is located in the north of the Palma and just a 13-minute drive from our Hotel Tropico Playa in Palmanova and 16 minutes from the Gran Isla Hotels in Santa Ponsa, respectively. It is relatively easy to take the red bus (numbers 102, 104, 105, 106, 107) into the city centre and the local bus (Line 8) onto the stadium.
It has been a fantastic achievement for Real Mallorca in successfully gaining back to back promotions to La Liga and now you could enjoy a fun filled family day out to celebrate with the team in the forthcoming season. Some of the best players in the world will soon grace the stunning Mediterranean island of Majorca in an exciting season for the Balearic club.
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